Endoscopy - Condition

9 November 2023

Schatzki ring

What is a Schatzki ring? A Schatzki ring, also called a Schatzki-Gary ring, is a narrowing of the lower oesophagus (the tube connecting your mouth to your stomach) caused by a smooth, non-cancerous ring of the gut lining or muscular tissue. It is commonly linked with hiatus hernia, which is when part of the stomach…

27 April 2023

Acid reflux and oesophagitis

When acid from the stomach leaks up into the gullet (oesophagus), the condition is known as acid reflux. This may cause heartburn and other symptoms.

27 April 2023

Barrett’s oesophagus

The oesophagus (gullet) is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach and is lined by cells like those that form the skin (squamous cells). In Barrett’s oesophagus the lining at the lower end of the gullet is found to have changed from being skin-like to being like the lining of the…